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    GEARBOX CEO DEFENDS EPIC GAMES STORE AND ‘BORDERLANDS 3’ EXCLUSIVITY

    Apr 19, 2019

    Earlier this month, developer Gearbox Software revealed the PC version of its anticipated co-op shooter “Borderlands 3” is coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store. This created some blowback from fans who prefer Valve’s digital storefront Steam. Gearbox founder and CEO Randy Pit...


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    FROM AMC TO VIACOM: TRACKING VIDEO INDUSTRY EARNINGS IN Q1 2019

    Apr 19, 2019

    The first-quarter earnings season is underway, and FierceVideo is tracking the results from streaming media companies, programmers, pay TV operators and broadcasters throughout the period. Check out our updates on companies in this segment.Make sure to check FierceWireless and FierceTelecom, as they...


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    BETTER SORTING FOR GAMES AND APPS COMING TO XBOX ONE

    Apr 19, 2019

    The way the Xbox One sorts inside My Games and Apps is somewhat frustrating, especially when it comes to games that start with "the" "a," or "an." Rolling out today in the latest Skip Ahead and Alpha Insider builds is a new, better way of sorting. "Our team has mad...


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    FACEBOOK SEARCHING FOR MORE TROOPS TO WORK AT OCULUS ON AR PRODUCT DESIGN & MARKETING

    Apr 19, 2019

    At its F8 developer's conference in 2016, Facebook went on record with a roadmap that called for augmented reality integration into Oculus within 10 years. Now, it appears as though Facebook is accelerating those plans. Based on recent job postings, Facebook's Oculus subsidiary is looking fo...


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    AMAZON AND NETFLIX COMMAND NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF ALL SVOD SPENDING: STUDY

    Apr 19, 2019

    Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have clearly exerted dominance in the SVOD market, and both have executed widespread global expansions. Those strategies are paying off for both companies. According to a new SVOD study from Futuresource Consulting, Prime Video and Netflix together account for nearly t...


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    VERIZON MEDIA OPENS EIGHT STUDIOS GLOBALLY, INCLUDING 5G STUDIO IN LOS ANGELES

    Apr 18, 2019

    Verizon Media, the telco’s content subsidiary formerly known as Oath, has been busy building out its network of video production facilities around the world: In the first few months of this year, Verizon Media opened or upgraded studios in New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil ...


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    15 GAME STREAMING SERVICES YOU CAN TRY BEFORE GOOGLE STADIA ARRIVES

    Apr 18, 2019

    Streaming games from remote internet servers could be the future of the video game industry — or part of that future, anyhow. By removing the need to own a PC or console to play the latest, most demanding blockbuster games, the medium as a whole could become more accessible. That is, if you ha...


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    CREATIVEXR FUNDS 20 UK STUDIOS WORKING ON NEW VR/AR PROJECTS

    Apr 18, 2019

    A few months back CreativeXR launched its second year of funding opportunities for UK studios. The initiative, put together by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, was looking for teams working on experiential VR and AR projects. This week, the programme revealed the 2019 recipients. CreativeX...


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    EIGHT TOP TRENDS FROM NAB 2019

    Apr 18, 2019

    It wasn’t really a razzle-dazzle show at NAB this year. Production trends that seemed like they could be the future of media in years past — stereo 3D post-production, 360 video acquisition and VR-headset experiences — have faded into the background, becoming just another bullet po...


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    THE CURRENT STATE OF THE VR/AR PATENT LANDSCAPE

    Apr 18, 2019

    Virtual and artificial reality technologies are changing the world. In the very near future, virtual reality headsets are expected to significantly shift the way consumers work, experience entertainment, make purchases, and participate in social activities.The rise of patent applications for VR/AR t...


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    RESOLUTION GAMES’ ACRON IS A CROSS-PLATFORM PARTY GAME FOR VR AND MOBILE

    Apr 18, 2019

    With the hype for virtual reality settling down, developers are looking for new ways to entice players. Resolution Games has found a way to thrive with VR hits like Bait! (downloaded nearly 2.5 million times) and Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, and it’s hoping that its next game will continue th...


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    WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE SOUND LIKE AS MUSIC?

    Apr 18, 2019

    Climate change research can be daunting and depressing. To properly engage with it takes time, and short catchphrases, like “the Earth is warming” don’t tell the full story of what’s going on. How can climate researchers convey the urgency and importance of their message? Som...


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    MARIA MENOUNOS SAYS TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IS ‘DYING’ IN WAKE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

    May 18, 2019

    Reporter Maria Menounos gave her opinion on the future of entertainment news on television in wake of new technology and mobile sites. Menounos, 40, spoke to Yahoo Finance at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas. She was asked which direction she saw media going and what has surprised her. “What w...

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    INFINITE ESPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT PURCHASE IS IMMINENT

    May 18, 2019

    Infinite Esports & Entertainment‘s purchase is close to being a done deal with a meeting next Monday revealing the outcome, sources have told Esports Insider.Immortals Gaming Club – the parent company of Immortals, MIBR, Los Angeles Valiant, and Gamers Club – is the front runne...

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    HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    May 15, 2019

    The Global Media and Entertainment (M&E) Industry is one of the largest in terms of market size and revenue. According to some estimates, the US M&E industry is the largest in the world, and it has revenue in the region of $735 billion annually. This makes up about a third of the global M&am...

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    CHERNIN ENTERTAINMENT KEEPS PRODUCTIONS IN GEORGIA, WILL DONATE TO FIGHT ABORTION BILL

    May 15, 2019

    Chernin Entertainment has announced it will keep its “Fear Street” trilogy and “P-Valley” TV series in Georgia while donating to oppose the state’s controversial “heartbeat” bill — which would ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy — signed b...

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    2019 STATE FAIR FREE ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP ANNOUNCED

    May 15, 2019

    The 2019 Minnesota State Fair free entertainment lineup was revealed Wednesday morning, featuring 900 shows and more than 100 acts, the State Fair says. The shows are free with the price of fair admission and include several big names, including Minnesota's own, Dessa, as well as Belinda Carlisl...

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    DEAL: 90% OFF THE COMPLETE VR DEVELOPMENT BUNDLE

    May 14, 2019

    Virtual reality is the future. It may not have had the explosive impact many were anticipating, but that doesn’t mean it won’t play an integral part in the coming years of tech and gaming.As it stands, VR is still in its infancy stage, leaving room for near limitless potential to influen...


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    IS IT TIME TO GET GREEDY WITH TENCENT MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT?

    May 14, 2019

    Tencent Music Entertainment (NYSE:TME), the largest streaming music company in China, recently posted its first-quarter earnings. Its headline numbers were impressive -- its revenue rose 39% annually to 5.74 billion RMB ($855 million), beating estimates by about $5 million.Its operating profit rose ...


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    COMCAST RELINQUISHES FULL CONTROL OF HULU TO DISNEY

    May 14, 2019

    Comcast announced that it has reached a deal allowing Disney to take full operational control of Hulu, effective immediately. Under the terms of the deal, Comcast as early as 2024 can require Disney to buy its 33% stake in Hulu, and Disney can require Comcast to sell that stake at a fair market valu...


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    ESPORTZ ENTERTAINMENT CORP. PARTNERS WITH ATHLETA-ED TO PROVIDE ITS PROPRIETARY MEDIA TRAINING INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULUM

    May 14, 2019

    Esportz Entertainment Corp., (www.esportznetwork.com), a dedicated destination for global esports news, entertainment, and media training services, announced today that Athleta-Ed has selected the company as an academic partner to provide its proprietary media training instruction and curriculum. Es...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY: HOW WILL IT CHANGE THE WAY YOU MAKE MUSIC?

    May 14, 2019

    Making music in the modern age generally requires a lot of intense screentime, but we’re all prone to distractions as we find our music-making workflows getting stale. However, what if you could just ditch the keyboard and mouse completely and dive right inside your DAW with nothing to remind ...


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    4K VS 8K: IS IT WORTH UPGRADING TO FULL UHD?

    May 13, 2019

    We all know the feeling: you've saved up all your dollars and cents in order to buy that state-of-the-art new television you've had your eye on, and shortly after you've purchased said TV, a new wave of next-generation TVs is announced which promises to outperform your set in absolutely ...


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    UBISOFT BRINGING ASSASSIN’S CREED VR ESCAPE ROOMS TO OVER 100 LOCATIONS

    May 13, 2019

    Ubisoft has been more deeply involved in VR development than most AAA-caliber game studios. From their early work on titles like Werewolves Within, Eagle Flight, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew to their latest release with Space Junkies, and now a seemingly growing line of Assassin’s Creed-themed V...


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